This course provides a basic introduction to Indian Classical Dance-Theater. We will broadly cover Indian classical dance styles practiced in post-colonial Indian subcontinent & the diaspora with focus on one classical dance form, Bharatanatyam. Students will learn the basics of this dance form, using hands, feet, body movement and facial expressions to tell stories. Finally, we will internalize all of this in a holistic blend of body, mind and intellect. The mid-term and final exam will be performance-based or a Long Paper. No pre-requisites needed to take this 300 level class. Sign up as ASIA300 or DANC301.